Holding His Greatness in Spite of Our Smallness

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit Him?
– Psalm 8:3-4

In comparison to the vastness of the universe, mankind is small potatoes, indeed. What is the significance of one life when taken beside the glorious display of the Northern Lights or the rings of Saturn, the thundering of ocean depths or the magnificent power of sunrise lighting up entire planet?

And yet, God treasures man above all else – giving him the place of honor over all created things; crowning him with splendor in spite of his smallness; favoring man with holiness that comes from within the Godhead Himself.

The beauty of holiness is the crowning of God’s creation, breathed into the dust of humanity and raised to life that beholds His image in ways that nothing else in all creation has been gifted to do.

All because God sees us in our smallness, and chooses to visit us still.

Wrapping His hands around our hearts and releasing His holiness and righteousness into the emptiness of our souls.

Drawing us to life and relationship with the Divine.

Writing His signature upon human form.

More than simply being aware of mankind, our Father deliberately turns His thoughts in our direction and purposefully steps in to the making of us. Visiting us with His presence. Making Himself known up close and personal. Caring for us in ways that no other can.

Bridging eternity’s story with the finiteness of humankind, God walks among the pages of our lives, dusting our hearts with traces of His glory, scattering letters of grace and holy into the wording of us.

When I look at the heavens and all God has made, then turn my gaze upon the bleeding and broken mass of humanity surrounding me, I cannot help but join with the psalmist in wondering: What is man that You are mindful of him?

I unite in the amazement of being cared for so deeply.

Loved with such fierce devotion.

Forgiven so freely time and again.

Given the honor of bearing the image of Creator God, of holding the greatness of His Holy Spirit within the smallness of me.

Today, I rejoice in the greatness of my smallness, and I pray you join me in this. I hope you allow yourself a time for pondering the truth that one seemingly small life means more to our Creator than all the marvelous works the heavens contain.

Your small life  is significant in the most beautiful of ways because God has deemed it to be so.

May you embrace and declare the goodness of this truth today.

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